What Kind Of Fools Would Pass Such Nonsense?

Elizabeth Hovde has a thought provoking op-ed article in “The Oregonian,” titled Imposing fines for not buying coverage likely to backfire. She explores some loopholes in Obamacare that make me wonder if I should continue to have money withheld from my check for health care. I could use the $6,500.00 that is withheld from my school bus driver’s wages. It would buy us four weeks of vacation in Mexico!

Hovde writes that Obamacare forces us to take out health insurance or pay a fine and insurance companies are forbidden from denying coverage to newcomers regardless of pre-existing conditions. The fine starting in 2014, is a minuscule $95 a year or 1 percent of a person’s income. “That’s laughable to people who spend 5 percent, 10 percent or even more of their income on health care premiums now, with the promise of more rate increases on the way. The fine rises to a more respectable $325 in 2015 and $695 in 2016.”

Why shouldn’t we all skip having any health insurance, pay the fine and then jump into health insurance if or when we get sick. They must accept us and there are no denials for pre-existing conditions. What kind of fools would pass such nonsense and what kind of fools are we to pay such large health care premiums?

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